Fred Whittaker teaches at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Louisville, Ky. He advocated for state-mandated Holocaust education for more than a decade before legislators followed his advice and passed a new law in 2018.
The Rev. Sara Hayden is the director of apprenticeships, residences and leadership cohorts for 1,001 New Worshiping Communities, a Presbyterian Church (USA) initiative. She also hosts the podcast New Way on religious innovation.
The Rev. Nikki Collins is coordinator of the 1,001 New Worshiping Communities initiative in the Presbyterian Church (USA.) The initiative, which began in 2012, aims to launch 1,001 new Presbyterian churches or ministries by 2022. Collins previously led one of these communities: Bare Bulb Coffee in Georgia.
David Fisher is the director of Interfaith Appalachia, a nonprofit, interfaith organization that leads service-learning trips to the Appalachian region. He holds degrees in Jewish studies and environmental studies and has researched the intersection of religion, peacemaking and environmental activism.
Will Gervais is an evolutionary and cultural psychologist whose research focuses on the cognitive, evolutionary and cultural forces that facilitate supernatural beliefs — and how these beliefs, in turn, affect cognition, evolution and culture. He works in the department of psychology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and is director of the Beliefs and Morality […]
Lee Jefferson is an assistant professor of religion at Centre College in Danville, Ky. He is the co-editor of The Art of Empire: Christian Art in its Imperial Context (2015), which examines the relationship between early Christian art to Christian rituals.
Morgan Atkinson is a documentary filmmaker whose third film on the life of Thomas Merton, The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton, will be released later this year and will cover the last year of Merton’s life. Atkinson’s previous films, including Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton, have appeared on PBS nationwide. He […]
David E. Prince is an assistant professor of Christian Teaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. and pastor at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky.
Owen Strachan is an assistant professor of Christian theology and church history at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College in Louisville, Ky. as well as president of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. He writes Thoughtblog, a blog about Christian theology, politics and culture.